HC Deb 30 November 1976 vol 921 cc121-2W
Mr. Palmer

asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he intends to continue restrictions on the use of advertising lighting.

Dr. John A. Cunningham

The Electricity (Advertising Lighting) (Control) Order 1974 and the Electricity (Advertising Lighting) (Control) (Northern Ireland) Order 1975 lapse today, 30th November. From 1st December voluntary codes of practice will be established by four groups of trade organisations, comprising 27 trade associations, representing the main users and suppliers of advertising lighting-the Outdoor Advertising Council, theatre associations, associations covering cinemas and other entertainment venues, and the Retail Consortium. I am assured that the observance of these codes will result in savings at least as great as those achieved under the orders, and will help

Latest estimate of outturn 1976–77(b)£million Actual outturn 1975–76 £million
Sheep 0.2 7.5
Wool -1.1 2.0
Potatoes 0.8 0.5
Total -0.1 10.0
Dairy Herd Conversion Scheme 4.4 11.8
Beef Guidance Premiums 1.8 0.6
Lime 4.6 4.7
Calves 28.6 61–6
Beef Cows 11.8 8.1
Farm and Horticulture Development Scheme 3.7 0.8
Farm Structure 1.6 1.5
Farm Capital Grant Scheme 61.8 71.8
Grants for Horticulture (National Schemes) 2.8 3.4
Hill Livestock compensatory allowances(c}) 78.1 17.1
Hill Cattle 1.2
Hill Sheep 2.9
Winter Keep 1.2

to promote the sensible and efficient use of electricity.